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Why we regulate
Learn what types of wastewater discharges are regulated and how
Plan review
The DNR reviews plans for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant construction
Discharge permits
Wastewater discharges to surface or groundwaters

WPDES Permits on public notice

Public notices are required by law to alert interested members of the public of the DNR's intention to authorize a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) discharge to a water of the state. The notices are posted here on the DNR website for 30 days and are also published once in the legal notices section of the local newspaper in the vicinity of the facility. The notice identifies the facility by name, indicates where the discharge is located, and briefly describes the facility's activities.

Public comments procedure

The public notice document explains how to get more information or comment on the proposed permit action. A member of the public may submit written comments or request that the Department hold a public informational hearing. For comments or requests to be timely, they must be submitted within 30 days from the date of public notice, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

Public participation procedures are detailed in NR 203, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF, exit DNR].

Permit issuance process

The process the DNR follows in issuing WPDES wastewater permits is explained in the overview of the WPDES wastewater permit process. Permits are not considered final and issued until they have been signed and dated by appropriate DNR staff. Final copies of WPDES wastewater permits are not available from the DNR website. Please contact the permit drafter indicated in the notice directly to obtain a copy of a final (issued) permit. Copies of permit applications can also be obtained by contacting the permit drafter.

Proposed permit documents

To view a public notice, click on the date of public notice indicated below under the column heading entitled "Notice Publication Date". The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the file size indicated under the column entitled "Permit Draft". Other supporting documents, when available, are also provided. These may include the Fact Sheet, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) Memo, compliance determination, facility diagram, variance documentation (if applicable) and other documents, depending on the permit action being taken and type of discharge. All documents are in PDF format.

Permittee Permit No. County Notice Publication Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance
WI DOC Flambeau Correctional Center WI0030066-10 Sawyer October 19 reissuance 145KB   586KB
Coon Valley, Village WI0020958-9 Vernon October 19 reissuance 167KB   75KB
Northernaire Sanitary District WI0063401-3 Oneida October 18 reissuance 152KB   340KB
Florence Utility Commission WI0022845-11 Florence October 18 reissuance 178KB   192KB
Whiting, Village WI0021636-9 Portage October 18 reissuance 187KB   118KB
Heeg Brothers Dairy LLC WI0061841-4 Marathon October 18 reissuance 160KB   34KB
Holmen, Village WI0024261-10 La Crosse October 18 reissuance 190KB   117KB
Sand Creek Sanitary District No.1 WI0061018-9 Dunn October 5 reissuance 141KB   17KB
Bella Vista Dairy Inc. WI0066184-1 Lafayette October 5 issuance 136KB   34KB
Westboro Sanitary District No.1 WI0061107-7 Taylor October 5 reissuance 139KB   1MB
Lisowe Acres LLC WI0064840-2 Fond du Lac October 4 reissuance 136KB   34KB
K & K Cheese LLC WI0055808-8 Vernon October 4 reissuance 71KB   23KB
Badger Holsteins of Unity LLC WI0064289-2 Clark October 4 reissuance 152KB   34KB
Shell Lake, City WI0020095-10 Washburn October 4 reissuance 161KB   931KB
Seneca Foods Corp., Cumberland WI0052701-10 Barron October 4 reissuance 103KB   568KB
Ziegelbauer Septic Service WI0036382-5 Fond du Lac September 29 reissuance 61KB   204KB
Kuettel's Septic Service WI0062081-4 Outagamie September 29 reissuance 61KB   23KB
Timberwolf RE LLC WI0066141-1 Grant September 28 issuance/
135KB   457KB
Kieler Farms Inc. WI0063126-2 Grant September 27 reissuance/
174KB   135KB
Katzman Farms Inc. WI0064769-2 Walworth September 21 reissuance 157KB   39KB
Sunny Slope Dairy LLC WI0066206-1 Manitowoc/
September 21 reissuance 144KB   36KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Friday October 20 2017